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Stuck in a hurricane? Don't forget to look out for tornadoes.

A serious hidden hazard.
A visible satellite image of Hurricane Irma as it nears landfall in southern Florida on September 10, 2017.

Hurricane Irma nearing landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017.


Hurricanes are an amalgam of the worst nature can produce. Not only can a landfalling storm plague entire states with intense winds, pounding rains, surges of seawater capable of flooding entire cities, but they can also spawn tornadoes. Tornadoes during a tropical storm or hurricane can be something of a hidden hazard, as they aren’t as well-advertised as a storm’s other dangers. But tropical cyclone-spawned tornadoes are no less dangerous and—even worse,

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